AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Kicks off Public Service Appreciation Week with The Columbus Clippers 

(Columbus, OH) AFSCME Ohio Council 8 members joined over two hundred of their union family to kick off Public Service Appreciation week at the Clippers game on Saturday April 30. While the Clippers might not have won their game, AFSCME Ohio, including Council 8, OCSEA, and OAPSE members, took advantage of discounted game tickets the entire weekend. 

On Saturday, Matt Bateman, a Supervisor for the City of Columbus Water Department, was joined by AFSCME Local 1632 President Angela WIlliams and OCSEA Vice President Gerard ‘Rocky” Jolly, as he threw out the first pitch to kick off the game between the Columbus Clippers and the Louisville Bats. The weekend series stoked interstate rivalries among AFSCME members. The Columbus Clippers and Louisville Bats are the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds minor league teams respectively. While everyone may not have walked away satisfied with the results, everyone enjoyed the game and the beautiful spring weather. 

 

Angela Williams, a police records technician who joined Matt on the field, felt honored that the Clippers recognized the importance of public employees’ contributions. “I am thrilled to join my union family and the Clippers on Saturday to kick off Public Employee Recognition week. As a union member and a public employee my work isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. While I know my coworkers and I don’t seek community accolades, it feels great to know that so many people care about us and the services we provide.” 

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 members can continue to enjoy discounted tickets to the Columbus Clippers games throughout the season as well as to several other recreational activities. Click here for a list of all the discounted fun members can enjoy throughout the year.

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